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  1. Thanks Keith, I'll keep that in mind. I have no burning need to upgrade, there are a few new features that look interesting, but most are beyond my current skill level anyway so waiting for a few months for the 2024 version is certainly doable.
  2. Hi, I currently have HD Pro 2021 and am happy with it. They are offering a deal on upgrade to 2023 and I'm considering it as they are offering a discount. Wondering if anyone has 2023 and if there are any issues with it so far. Thanks
  3. Thanks for the help solver and Dave. I tried the Shelf Ceiling option again and despite the description of it matching my situation it doesnt seem to work as described. Went with the countertop option which worked well enough for me to move on to the next challenge. Thanks again
  4. Hi, I'm trying to build an enclosure for an electric fireplace that doesnt require venting so want something like shown below except want the top covered so that items can be displayed on it. I started with a half wall and added the fireplace, all that worked fine but can't find a way to cover the triangular top space. Nothing in the wall settings works and tried the area settings which has ceiling and roof parameters but messing with those screws up the room ceiling/roof. There's also a shelf setting in it but it doesn't do anything that I could see. Creating a shelf doesnt work as you cant seem to make anything but a square or rectangle. Just want the top covered with drywall same as the face. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Mike Home Designer Pro 2021
  5. Right you are, in wrong mode. Worked great. After all that I'm not sure I like the look of it though! But know how to do it now so thanks again.
  6. Thanks. It appears that the custom backsplash function is grayed out in Home Designer Pro 2021 (at least mine) so i assume this is for a higher level version?
  7. Hi was wondering if Home Designer Pro has the capability to shape exterior wall coverings as shown below. I want to extend the rock facing up and over the 3 windows in an arch shape as crudely illustrated below. Or is this only available in a higher version.. Thanks
  8. Hello, I've somewhat finalized a floor plan and auto-generated a roof which looks fine to me. My question is, does the auto generated roof have enough detail for a structural engineer to sign off on or do I have to manually create every rafter, truss, etc. to complete this plan. Wondering if anyone has any experience with this issue. Thanks.
  9. Perfect. Just what I was looking for. Thanks for the help.
  10. Hi, created a floor plan that's almost complete but want to remove the furniture for eventual building blueprints. Thought there was a way to create a layer that would either include or exclude interior furniture but can't find anything. I thought these were the layers: Any help is appreciated.
  11. Right you are! And right there in front of me. Thanks again!
  12. Bifold doesnt work. I checked the help and the only two references to double doors (that aren't related to cabinets) are in Door Specifications: And Door Tools: So they reference them but nowhere can I see how to create them. Maybe my version (Home Designer Pro) lacks this option but this seems like a simple thing that would be used often???
  13. Hi, trying to create dual hinged doors for a closet and don't see any option other than single hinged. Something like the picture below but each door would only be about 18" wide. This seems like a pretty standard type so I must be missing something. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Mike
  14. Thanks Solver for the slider fix, something I should have found on my own. I work in the aerospace industry and we constantly go thru software changes and I'm so used to seeing disappearing functionality I didn't even think of checking the view settings! And thanks DJP for your info. That makes sense that Autocad is the commonly used software by the architect community. WAY back in the early days of desktop PCs there were two main CAD software packages available, Autocad and Cadkey (now KeyCreator). Even back then Autocad was viewed as primarily for architectural work so we went with Cadkey and I used it and its later derivatives for decades till Catia came along. It looks like at least in this Pro version you can export to .dwg or .dxf so those would be compatible with Autocad but not sure if all parameters get exported or some subset thereof. My assumption was that I created a very detailed design but not being an architect I need a licensed architect to review the plans for building code compliance, design practicality, etc and they would create a set of plans that I would take to whatever county I planned on building in. I thought that the structural engineer only got involved if there was some non-standard build configuration like a second floor jacuzzi that would require structural reinforcement, etc. From what you're saying if I went to an architect with what i've developed I could have skipped this software and drawn it on a piece of cardboard as they would be starting from scratch anyway and I would be paying for all of that labor that I already put into it? It sounds like I could take my plan to someone like yourself who would clean up the plan and generate drawings to be signed off by a licensed structural engineer, from there I could take them to a contractor/builder for bid? Thanks for the help,
  15. Hello, recently upgraded to the subject version from 2020 Suite and there is one aspect that's changed that I'd like to restore if possible. In the previous version there were sliders for both horizontal and vertical axes so you could move the view as required. Those seemed to have been removed in Pro and the equivalent is hitting "P". It's a small thing but forces me to use both hands to do what I used to be able to do with the mouse. Is there a setting that anyone knows of that will allow the return of the sliders or is the "P" function the only option. Also, as a general question does anyone know how compatible this software version is with the architect community community out there? I hate to put a lot of effort into a design only to find out that an architect would have to spend resources redoing the entire project. Thanks,
  16. Hi, I'm trying to create a bar similar to what is seen in the attached bar1 photo with typical two level structure of bar top and lower sink area. There are no pre-set structures for this type of thing as far as I could see so I went with creating back to back cabinets with different heights. This works well but I'm having issues with the outer cabinet joining. I want an angled corner same as seen in the bar photo and the only way I could find to do this is to create a cabinet with a type 'corner'. This seemed to work as i could join the lower leg with overhung top fine (see cab1a.jpg) but when I try to join the horizontal top cabinet it reverts to a square corner every time. Doesn't matter which joins to the other, the result is the same. Any clues as to what I'm doing wrong or is there some much easier way of building this that i am missing. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Mike
  17. Hi, I created a bay area and am trying to create a lowered ceiling in that area to not affect the roof trusses but everything I try doesn't work. What i'm trying to create is similar to the photo below. Any help is appreciated, Thanks
  18. Yes Suite 2020 does have wall niche and thanks for the tip it worked great. One follow-on question, while I can create the niches in the 3d view and the open object allows me to dimension them including distance from floor, I cant find any way of exact horizontal placement so everything aligns both vertically and horizontally. Any tips? Thanks,
  19. Hi, can anyone guide me to the process to create a wall with built in shelves such as the attached. I've looked everywhere in this program but can't find anything. I have Home Designer Suite 2020. Thanks